Beatrice “Bea” Joy (Blackmer) Willson, 82, of Cornwall


CORNWALL — Mrs. Beatrice (Blackmer) Willson died Wednesday morning, May 10, 2023, in the ARCH room at Helen Porter Nursing home after a courageous, 4th-time battle with Cancer.

Bea was born June 15, 1940, in Whiting, Vt., to Harry and Chastina (Ferson) Blackmer. She graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1958 and went to work at Porter Medical Center shortly after. She spent the next 50 years employed there, where she made many lifelong friends.

Bea married the love of her life, John Willson, on Oct. 10, 1959, and they were blessed with three children, eight grandchildren and six-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by John on Jan. 26, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannine Willson Johnson of Middlebury, Vt.; son, Steven (Tammy) Willson of Cornwall; daughter, Michelle (Shawn) Warner of Salisbury; grandchildren, Fawnya Willson, Annakah (Rich) Hartt, Skylar Johnson, Jon (Lindsay) Willson, Brianna Willson, Hunter, Nolan and Cody Warner; her six great-grandchildren; twin brother, Reginald (Charlotte) Blackmer; brother-in-law Samuel Morse; sister-in-law Louise Blackmer; sister-in-law, Chalis Raymond; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home in Middlebury, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 54 Day Lane Williston, Vt., 05495, or Porter Medical Center, Office of Development, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, Vt., 05753; please note “Palliative Care” in the memo line or online at Porter medical/donations Arch, Palliative care option.

Arrangements under the direction of Sanderson Funeral Home. Online condolences at: ◊


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